About Wireless Charging

 

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Remember growing up and watching The Jetsons? That futuristic animated series that played on our T.V.s in the 1960s and 1980s, but was based in the 2060s? If you did, then it probably left you wondering what the future would have in store for us? This pop culture reference would not make sense to many millennials, but living in a very technology-centric society does make us wonder what the next advancements will bring us and what kind of impact they will have on our everyday lives.

Wireless charging has been around for a while and available for many different types of devices, but it is taking a bigger place in our lives with the mobile world embracing this technology and making sure that its newly released handsets are compatible with it.

You might have a few questions about this, so we thought we would answer them!

Why should Wireless Charging matter to me?

It’s simple! Wireless Charging is growing and is expected to reach 25 billion USD by 2023, according to a research by Global Market Insight, Inc.  Apple’s recent announcement that the technology will be used for their iPhone is said to be the reason for a spike in demand in consumer applications.

 

How do I know how to identify a CERTIFIED wireless device?

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Yes, the word certified is key! When it comes to wireless charging, look for the Qi logo to ensure that the product has passed Qi certification tests. This will prove that it is certified and thus reliable. You can also visit the Wireless Power Consortium website to check if the product is certified.

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But… what is Qi?

Qi, also known as ”power transfer”, is the wireless technology that allows for power to be transferred through inductive charging. It was developed by WPC (Wireless Power Consortium), a company that is ”building a future where all battery operated products can be charged without messy cables.” as it describes itself.

What products would Cesium recommend for Wireless Charging? 

Ventev has great options when it comes to wireless charging, 1 of which being the      Fast Wireless Charger featured below – Qi inductive wireless charging technology allows you to wirelessly power your compatible device by simply placing it directly on the pad. Cesium is now taking Pre-Orders.

 

 

Click  below to see this video by Ventev about Wireless Technology. 

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iOttie is also a great option for reliable Wireless Charging technology. A great example would be its Easy One Touch 4 Wireless Qi Charging Car Mount.

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More information about the Wireless Charging technology …

Simple. Efficient. Safe.

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Reach out to your Account Manager for additional information about Wireless Charging and solutions offered by Cesium Telecom.

 

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Cesium’s Picks!

Everyone has a favourite product… Something that facilitates their day to day in our technologically advanced era. Well, we at Cesium are no different! We suggest products to clients for their stores, but we also have our personal favourites and thought we would put a list together just for you. Perhaps you’ll discover something new? Scroll down to take a look at Cesium’s Picks!

 

  1. Did you say WATERPROOF?!  |  Click here for product info

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Dorron, Ontario Account Manager,  loves the LifeProof Fre for his Samsung GS7 (also available for Android and Apple devices). I use it as a backup case for when I’m traveling. I like to bring my phone to the pool or the beach, so the LifeProof case is great because I don’t have to worry about the phone falling in the sand or water.

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2. Your pet will give up on destroying THIS cable!  | Click here for product info

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Everyone LOVES cats… well… Cesium’s Business Developer, Timothy, certainly does and he praises the durability of the Native Union‘s Night Cable. ”My cat has destroyed at least 20 charging cables before this one, but doesn’t go near it after having tried to chew on it only once”.  Oh, and did we mention that this charging cable comes with a lifetime warranty?

Jay, Retail Account Manager from Toronto, also loves the Native Union Night Cable! ”Charges quick. Looks great and can be used as a weapon if someone breaks into my house in the middle of the night.Disclaimer: Jay is only kidding and Cesium does not recommend this product be used as a weapon, but this joke truly speaks to the cable’s robust and reliable nature. Native Union’s Night Cable is also available in Marine and Taupe.

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3. Don’t go on road trips without the Tylt 7X Smart Charger!  |  Click here for product info

Darren, product enthusiast and Account Manager out of Alberta, swears by this portable power block. ”The Qualcomm 3.0 Quick Charging is perfect for any Android device!” and Darren loves it because it allows you to charge multiple devices once. Don’t be fooled by its compact size, as it packs a lot of power,  13,400 mAh to be exact, and has a built-in USB-C cable.

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4. It charges (almost) everything!   |  Click here for product info

Ever get to a gathering or party and a friend or family member is desperately looking for a charger for their phone? For a moment, you think you can help them before you realize that you have a lightning connector while they need a Type-C… Well, not with the Nomad Ultra Rugged Universal cable! The name says it, it’s universal, so you can charge different devices with it. That’s exactly what our Warehouse Manager, Thomas loves about this product: ”I can charge Micro USB, Lightning, and USB-C all with the same cable”. This isn’t just great for helping out a friend in need, it also comes in handy if you have several phones or tablets at home!

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5. Stay connected… but safe!  |  Click here for product info

For an Account Manager, like our trusty Anna out of Ontario, who happens to work on the road quite a bit, a good car mount is essential when it comes to staying safe on the road. Anna says that this car mount is ”super easy to install. The Easy One-Touch system allows for the mounting and releasing of the device with just the push of a finger.  Easier to manage the use of my phone as it helps me keep my eyes on the road. Top mount rotates 360 degrees which adjusts to face the driver or passenger side”.

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Once again, Cesium makes Canadian Business’ PROFIT 500 list! 

Cesium has made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list!

Read all about it here or read the press release below.

Thank you to all of our clients and team members. Your continued trust contributes to Cesium’s growth!

Cesium Telecom Ranks No. 434 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

 

Montreal, September 14, 2017

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Cesium Telecom No. 434 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Cesium Telecom made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 103%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

”Cesium Telecom is honoured to be on the 2017 PROFIT 500 ranking” says Vicken Kanadjian, Managing Director at Cesium ”This achievement speaks to our team’s hard work and dedication”.

 

Sanjay Bakshani, Managing Director adds, ”The whole Cesium team is proud of this accomplishment and believes that our common goal of delivering exceptional service to our customers is what fuels our continuous growth.”

 

About the PROFIT 500

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

 

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

 

About Cesium Telecom

Cesium Telecom is an authorized distributor for Otterbox, Plantronics, Native Union, Ventev, Griffin and several other manufacturers. Its mission is to help clients increase their profitability. Cesium, does so by staying on the cutting edge of product and market development and delivering the most complete and relevant solutions possible. Cesium Telecom clients also count on the company’s logistics expertise, quality assurance and world class service, to grow productively.

 

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Cesium Profile | Darren

CESIUM PROFILE | DARREN 

”Technology, mobile phone accessories and cool stuff…reviewed”.

Darren Zakowsky has been with Cesium Telecom for 4 years, now. It is no secret to his teammates and clients that he is a dedicated Account Manager. Everyone knows him as an individual who is not only passionate about advising his clients but also about products and technology, in general. Even if you don’t know him, having read this short introduction, it should come as no surprise that Darren also dedicates some of his free time to technology. For a little over a year now, he has been posting product reviews and unboxing videos to his YouTube channel Zak Tech Reviews. We asked Darren to describe his channel:  ”[In a nutshell, it’s] technology, mobile phone accessories and cool stuff…reviewed”. The ultimate goal of Zak Tech Reviews is for people to learn more about products. “If I can help […] an end-user make a purchase decision, then I’ve accomplished what I wanted,” Darren says.

A Channel’s Evolution

Creating a product review video might seem like an easy task, but it involves many hours of work, from filming to editing, posting regularly, and building and keeping a faithful audience. Darren started out with a written version of his reviews. After a bit of blogging, he decided to transition to video. In his beginnings, his equipment consisted of an iOttie car mount and a Pixel XL phone. The editing was done on YouTube Editor. The quality was not important to him at the time. The goal was to inform viewers and customers about the best products out there and share an entertaining sneak peek from a consumer experience point of view. Seeing his viewership grow and encouraged by his family, Darren decided to invest in his equipment. He is now filming with a Sony 4k camera, using a Joby tripod and uses HitFilm for editing. The quality may have changed, but the formula remains the same. Darren likes to keep it simple. A typical review of his will consists of an unboxing and a demonstration of how the product works without getting overly technical or critical. “People want to see that,” Darren says, and we couldn’t agree more. In a very tech-savvy era such as ours, and considering the accessibility to information the internet offers, product reviews have an important place in how consumers and buyers educate themselves before making a purchase decision.

The quality may have changed, but the formula remains the same. Darren likes to keep it simple. A typical review of his will consists of an unboxing and a demonstration of how the product works without getting overly technical or critical. “People want to see that,” Darren says, and we couldn’t agree more. In a very tech-savvy era such as ours, and considering the accessibility to information the internet offers, product reviews have an important place in how consumers and buyers educate themselves before making a purchase decision.

Darren posts videos to YouTube weekly and he is proud to say that he does it all himself! His dedication has allowed him to produce and share over 50 videos in the last months and his subscriptions and viewership (upwards of 7000 views in a 90 day period!) keep growing and growing.

Many of Darren’s reviewed products are available at cesiumonline.com (light sabers not included!)… Scroll down to take a look at some of our favourite Zak Tech reviews and head over to Darren’s channel to click subscribe and stay up to date with the latest and greatest in terms of mobile accessory solutions and other tech items.

YouTube   |   Instagram   |  Twitter  |  Official Website

 

Otterbox Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8 Unboxing / Demo    

Watch the video here | Buy Here |

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Blu Element 3D Curved Glass Screen Pro – Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Unboxing  

Watch the video here | Buy  Here |

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Nomad Leather Lineup Unboxing                                                                                        

Watch the video here  |  Buy Here |

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Leave a comment below and let us know which one is your favourite

EVERKI – A New Line of Top-Tier Bags at Cesium

*PRESS RELEASE Issued by EVERKI*

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Cesium Telecom Enters Exclusive Distributorship with US-based EVERKI

EVERKI brings top-tier line of laptop bags for the mobile professional to Cesium assortment of products.

Montreal, QC. (July 07, 2017) – Cesium Telecom. Inc., one of North America’s leading distributors of wireless and consumer electronics accessories, announces an exclusive distribution agreement with EVERKI, featuring their entire line of laptop backpacks, wheeled laptop bags, briefcases, and messengers.

“We are very selective of the brands we work with,” said Sanjay Bakshani, Managing Director of Cesium Telecom, Inc. “EVERKI’s outstanding products, commitment to customer service and dedication to innovation are the things that make this a natural partnership.  We’re excited to be able to provide this top-tier laptop solution for mobile professionals. ”

EVERKI’s Renowned Functionality and Design

EVERKI’s products are built for the mobile professional. The intuitive features, modern aesthetics and innovative design work equally well for commuting to the office or business travel. Many of EVERKI bags feature a technology compartment for both a laptop and a tablet, checkpoint friendly design and innovative features such as a hard-shell sunglasses case; and all EVERKI bags are constructed with durable materials, super-soft felt in the technology compartment and come accompanied by a limited lifetime warranty which covers the entire life of the product.

“EVERKI and Cesium share many common values:  developing strong partnerships, strategic thinking, and teamwork,” said Vyrio Ngo, director of sales at EVERKI USA, Inc. “We’re very excited to forge this partnership with Cesium because we share many core principles, and we feel confident that they will represent our products with the same integrity that has helped us build our reputation. We look forward to working with this great company to bring our products for the mobile professional to more Canadians.”

 

About EVERKI

EVERKI manufactures stylish and innovative lifestyle products that carry and protect the digital equipment we use every day. EVERKI products combine comfort, convenience, durability, and style. EVERKI distributes products throughout North America, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe, and caters to customers looking for functional luxury.

To learn more, visit http://www.everki.com/.

Here’s where you can buy EVERKI products!

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How do people break their devices?

I was rushing to leave home yesterday morning and dropped my phone. I had a sparkly fashion case on it, which cracked on impact, but allowed my device to escape the unfortunate event unscathed. Phew! Although I was relieved, I couldn’t help but wonder how often this happens to other people.  After a bit of research, I noticed that according to several sources on the internet, this is a very common occurrence among smartphone users. Some would even call it an epidemic.

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A survey conducted by Digitaltrends.com found that 50% of people, on a global scale, have experienced a broken smartphone screen. 

 

 

My most common M.O. for breaking a phone usually involves it slipping out of my hand and landing on a hard surface. This has happened to me more times than I care to admit, so I thought it would be interesting to find out how other people in the same boat break their devices.

HOW DO PEOPLE BREAK THEIR DEVICES?

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My next line of questioning revolved around what people who never drop their phones do differently. Luckily, PureWow.com/tech had the same question and conducted a survey which yielded these 6 tricks about how to avoid breaking your device:

  • Protect it with a good case
  • Stow it away (In your purse, briefcase…)
  • Avoid water (at all costs!)
  • Never walk and text
  • Keep it out of your toddler’s hands

 

This is great advice, overall, but somewhat limiting, except for the one about getting a good case. A smartphone represents an important investment. It is not only likely to be upwards of $500, but such devices have seen an evolution over the years, going from a simple telephone to important communication and work tools. With this in mind, why not take preventative measures to ensure their intended or even prolonged lifetime?

Here are some Cesium tips and tricks, as well as some suggested products:

Tips & Tricks…

1. CHOOSE THE RIGHT CASE FOR YOU…

or the type of activity you’ll be taking your phone on!

The average consumer might need a different kind of case if they are surfing the internet from their couch than if they are off hiking a mountain. UAG‘s cases cater to the thrill-seeker in you, with their rugged, lightweight, drop-tested protection. How can you go wrong with military tested protection?

A rugged option is always nice to have, even if you’re not a daredevil, so a happy medium between protection and fashion is also welcomed. Otterbox’s Symmetry series might be the right fit for you if you won’t give up a good looking case for ultimate protection.

2. THINK OF A SCREEN PROTECTOR.

It might fall, but it won’t be a fail.

Screen protectors are an easy, affordable way to prevent cracked and scratched screens. With options like the ones blu element and Puregear offer, there is no reason to have a cracked screen anymore. This will help you avoid new device and repair expenses, which represents major cost savings. Another great option is the one offered by Crystal Tech Nano 2.0, It’s a liquid screen protector which is not only easy to apply to your phone but will protect it from water and scratches for up to 1 year. It is a 1 size fits all product and it’ll enhance your touchscreen rather than hinder it.

3. BE CREATIVE

Think of different ways to avoid unfortunate drops altogether.

Other creative solutions exist out there. For instance, there is the Phone Loop. This simple, but effective and innovative product, is very easy to install. Selfie Sticks are also perfect for this time of the year when summer days are ahead and outdoor events start to crowd your calendar. Why not try a Puregear Universal Bluetooth Selfie Stick? The name says it all… it is a wire and hassle-free solution that fits and protects any phone and will help you capture your best memories!

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1. Otterbox Symmetry & other products

2. UAG Pathfinder & other products

3. blu element Tempered Glass screen protector iPhone 6/6S Plus | MSRP: $29.99

4. Puregear Curved Tempered Glass w/Installation Tray GS8  |  MSRP: $49.99

 Installation video: https://youtu.be/eg9KXibD240

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5. CrystalTech Nano Liquid Screen Protector | MSRP: $19.99

6. Phone Loop – Ninja Loop Strap | MSRP: $5.99 (min. order 5 units)

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7. Puregear Universal Bluetooth Selfie Stick | MRSP: $34.99

 

In the end, accidents happen, but there are many different ways to avoid maximum damage. All of the solutions listed above are available at cesiumonline.com.  Why not protect your phone at Cesium, the leading cell phone accessory distributor in Canada!

Leave a comment below to let us know your broken smartphone stories or interesting tricks!

 

Through the eyes of Massimo Bono: Journey to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro -Donate to S.M.A. now!

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It was a regular Saturday afternoon and I get a call from Adamo Mariani. First thing he says: “Are you ready to do 2 amazing things with me?”

I, very intrigued with Adamo’s proposition, respond “yes!” having seen his Mtl blurb video instructing everyone and anyone to say yes to absolutely everything… Such great advice!

Adamo goes on to say, “You and I are going on a spiritual adventure – we’re climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in January 2017. And! We’re going to raise 30k for doing it to donate to the S.M.A foundation!”

For those who don’t know, S.M.A stands for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterised by loss of motor neurons and progressive muscle wasting, leading to mobile impairment, and often to early death.

I, speechless for about 30 seconds, said to this guy, “Are you friggin insane?!” He told me all about his bucket list and how much he has always wanted to climb this Mountain.  Me on the other hand… Not so much. Why? Spiders! Africa has the biggest spiders in the world!!! I’ve always wanted to stay far, far away! By the way, did you know Mount Kilimanjaro is the 4th highest mountain in the world? Or that it is 3/4 quarters of the height of Everest!? I’ve seen too many documentaries about mountain climbing and I always thought those people to be crazy! Why would I ever want to climb a mountain and risk losing a limb or even my life. No way!

Then I thought about Sammy.

Sammy is his cousin, battling S.M.A since birth. He is now 16 years old. Sammy struggles daily just to get through his day to day. He is such a strong and courageous person. I realized that I am fortunate enough to even be physically capable to consider going.

I thought about all the families that have been affected by S. M. A. And the lives they lead. It is such a horrible illness and it is heartbreaking to see so many people suffering from it.

I knew I could not pass up this opportunity. I shouldn’t even dare to think of passing it up. How dare I take what I’ve been given in my life for granted.

So did I said yes right after this reflection? Nope. But I did give him a HUGE maybe!

I wanted to see how serious he was about this. Also, we would need to get in shape!

Apparently, it is easier to climb a mountain with less muscle mass, but I don’t believe him. Either way, I suggested we start small with a test hike up Mount Royal. I wanted to see where his head was at. 4 hours later,  we were at the cross looking over the city.  I saw how determined he was in seeing this through to the end.

I realized that this would not only be for a great cause, but it would be a life changing experience. For me, it is the exact opposite of checking an item off a bucket list. I need to do this to get out of my comfort zone and to challenge myself.  An 8 day challenge for me vs. a lifetime challenge for Sammy? It’s a no brainer!

Do I know Sammy very well? Not really. I’ve only met him a few times at the S.M.A fundraisers.

Does that matter? Not at all. You don’t need to know someone very well to realize how hard their life must be and to appreciate their struggle.  More importantly, you don’t need to know them at all to want to help.

Sammy is now 16 years old now – this is amazing.  This would not have been possible without the funds that have been raised progressively throughout the years through this foundation. This is why I truly believe in the cause. Every little bit helps. Every contribution matters.

So there it is…

Mount Kilimanjaro, you’re mine to conquer and you will serve an important purpose to bettering countless peoples’ lives.  I’ll meet you at the top.

Please donate and see how far your generosity will go!

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Otterbox protection – Cesium selection

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Otterbox. The name is synonymous with protection. Everyone knows that if you want to protect your phone then you get an Otterbox. We all recognize and trust that yellow and black packaging when we see it on peg-walls. There is an Otterbox for everyone, no matter the environment your device will encounter.

Otterbox Series include – Defender, Commuter, Symmetry and Strada – with over 24 individual tests done on each case, and over 238 hours of testing overall, you know you can trust Otterbox with their patented Certified Drop+ Protection. We are not going to get into the details of each of these Drop Protection military tested series – that could take a long time. Rather, this blog is about what Cesium has to offer from this premium trusted brand.

When a new device comes to the market the first thing we ask is “does Otterbox make a case for it?” Over the years we’ve seen OtterBox shift from only supporting flagship phones, like the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy line-up, to supporting ‘tier 2’ devices such as the HTC 10 and OnePlus devices, and more recently some ‘tier 3’ devices based on demand. If OtterBox makes a case for a phone that’s on the Canadian market, then you can be sure Cesium will be carrying it in our portfolio.

In conjunction with the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Cesium has brought in EVERY series of case available, in EVERY color. Cesium currently has 55+ Otterbox SKUs available as part of our portfolio. This is a first for us, and it is a trend we intend to continue. We pride ourselves on our high stock rating – demand for Otterbox is always high, so we make sure to always have you covered!

At the end of the day it is about delivering value and protection to your customers, but it is also about making sure we can offer you more than just a “bulky black case.” OtterBox produces their cases in a full array of colours and patterns for you to choose from. There is an OtterBox for everyone. Want something slim and pink? Choose a Symmetry with a clear back and pink border. Need ultimate protection and a built-in screen protector? Check out the Defender series. You want that in Camo or Blue? We have that too!

We encourage you and your customers to experience more than just plain colours. Pick from the rainbow and make it interesting for your end-users. Need help deciding? Ask your account manager for a planogram and or suggestions based on sales numbers.

The next time you need to order OtterBox make sure you check out Cesium’s selection first. We have the various series, models and colours for the devices that are supported. We work very closely with our friends at OtterBox to make sure we have the stock and selection that’s in demand. Our local representative at OtterBox is located in Toronto and is always available with a quick text or phone call. OtterBox has the protection. Cesium has the selection.